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Internet safety as part of PSHE lessons

Protecting personal information online - PSHE

The Information Commissioner's Office is the UK's independent authority based around upholding personal information rights. The internet is a great resource for children in both learning and social interaction, and as more young people start using it at an earlier age, it becomes vital to teach them about protecting their information online.

Teaching internet safety as part of PSHE lessons is a great opportunity to give children the tools and knowledge to take control of their online presence, and understand the value of their personal information and how to protect it.

The ICO has provided PSHE lesson plans for primary and secondary levels to cover all the key areas of personal information and internet safety:

  • What personal data is and why it's important.
  • How personal information is used.
  • How to keep personal and private information safe.
  • What our rights are.

Please click here for the link to these resources and the ICO website: http://ico.org.uk/schools/pshe-lesson-plans